Asian market, Bordeaux, Capital Vintners, Chinese wine market, wine news

Eye On Asia (Part 1): Bordeaux Still Top of China’s List

In the last five years there can be no denying that China has been pushing the fine wine market skyward almost single-handedly. No one could have predicted the demand from the Far East which has seen prices for certain wines skyrocket.  In 2012 Christie’s sold over £23 million worth of fine wine at just nine … Continued

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Capital Vintners: Eye on Asia

We all know that the Chinese wine market has boomed over the last few years, but recently there has been rumours abounding that demand has been decreasing after the boom of 2009-11. Let’s investigate the data. According to International Wine and Spirit Research (IWSR), the Chinese drank 160 million cases of wine in 2011, a … Continued

Bordeaux 2010, Robert Parker, wine, wine investment, wine news

Bordeaux 2010 Parker Scores Released

Robert Parker released his scores for the Bordeaux 2010 vintage this weekend. 10 wines were awarded a perfect score of 100 points: Latour Haut-Brion Petrus Le Dome La Violette  Pontet Canet  Beausejour Duffau Cheval Blanc  Pape Clement Le Pin   In addition to this high count of 100-point wines, eight more scored an impressive 99 … Continued

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Capital Vintners Wine Auction Report

After a series of high-profile wine auctions, we examine the current state of the market in this in-depth report. Italian Wines on the UpOn 23 February Acker, Merrall and Condit saw substantial interest in Italian vertical lots. These included a four magnum collection of Bartolo Mascarello Barolo made up of 1952, 71, 86 and 88 … Continued

China, Chinese wine market, LIWF, wine news

China to exhibit its wines for the first time at LIWF 2013

The rise of Chinese involvement in the wine market can be seen more and more these days. For the first time Chinese wine will be presented at the London International Wine Fair (LIWF) 2013. Chateau Hansen – established by the Han family in the 1980s – is China’s first organic estate. Situated in Wuhai, Hansen … Continued

Capital Vintners, Robert Parker, wine news

Parker inducted into Vintners Hall of Fame

Robert Parker, the most famous wine critic in the world, has been inducted into the Culinary Institute of America’s Vintners Hall of Fame.  Four people were inducted – Parker, Merry Edwards, Cesar Chavez and Frank Schoonmaker – by the nominating committee chaired by wine journalist W. Blake Gray.  Parker called his induction a “very humbling … Continued

Capital Vintners, Italian wines, SuperTuscans, wine news

Capital Vintners Italian Fine Wine Report

Ever since 1971, when Sassicaia became the first ever ‘Super Tuscan,’ this impressive red wine has not only grown in reputation and price, but it has put Italian wines on the map.   The wine broke all of Italy’s outdated rules and regulations during the 1970s and 80s, giving it ‘rebel status’ within the wine … Continued

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Capital Vintners at the NZ Trade Fair 2013

The New Zealand Trade Fair 2013 took place at Lord’s Cricket Ground yesterday. Dozens of top-quality New Zealand wins were on show, including Cloudy Bay, Villa Maria, Esk Valley and Oyster Bay. The focus was very much on New Zealand as a fantastic wine-growing island, with great conditions for a variety of grapes and an … Continued

Bordeaux 2010, Capital Vintners, wine investment, wine news

Capital Vintners Bordeaux 2010 Report

James Suckling shares his thoughts on the Bordeaux 2010 vintage……. The renowned wine critic James Suckling has awarded 11 wines 100 points from the Bordeaux 2010 vintage. Bearing in mind he only gave a perfect 100 score to nine wines in 2009 – often hailed as the greatest Bordeaux vintage for a generation – this … Continued

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Capital Vintners Burgundy Report Continued

A selection of the finest DRC wines  It’s been another busy week for Burgundies across the globe. DRC 2010The Domaine de la Romanee-Conti 2010 vintage has been released, with the owner Aubert de Villaine calling it ‘Homeric’.The vintage has so far attracted some positive attention from critics, including Andrew Jefford, who remarked that it was “a … Continued